One of the most important goals of the Cancer Family Registries (CFRs) program is timely publications that describe the scientific findings resulting from the CFRs, its procedures and data bases.  Peer reviewed publications are the main vehicle for disseminating findings to scientists and the public and are critical to the continued ability of the CCFR to compete for funding so as to continue to advance research on colorectal cancers. Recognizing that many scientists will be involved in the collection and use of the data, the CCFR has developed a Policy for Publications.

Notice to authors:

The CCFR manuscript approval process has two steps.

The first step, which we encourage authors to do early in the writing process, is the submission of a Manuscript Registration Form. The purpose of this form, which is distributed to the CCFR Steering Committee, is to inform the center PIs that a manuscript is being developed and give them the opportunity to contact the lead author and contribute to the manuscript.

The second step is the submission of the manuscript along with the Manuscript Review Checklist for CCFR administrative review once the manuscript is ready for submission to the journal and has been reviewed and approved by all CCFR co-authors.

Abstracts (and posters) are exempt from the above procedures, but we do ask that a Registration Form be submitted so interested investigators can contribute to the manuscript (should one follow). See Authorship for abstracts at the end of Section VI of the Policy for Publications.

Contact the Program Manager with any questions about the process.